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ALL CHANGE: Fr Ken has moved to Marlow and we wish him every happiness in his new home and thank him once again for all that he has done for the Parish over the past 12 years. As you know, St Mary’s is to be part of the new Milton Keynes Cluster of Parishes, served by a new team of priests, deacons and religious sister. There will be a chance to meet as many of them as possible after each of the masses this weekend.

ACADEMIC MASS:  All Catholic teachers and teaching assistants are warmly invited to the annual Academic Mass at St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School on Tuesday 17th October at 4:30pm. Please email the school if you intend to come.

JOB VACANCY: We are seeking to employ a full-time secretary to support the administration of the five parishes of the Milton Keynes Cluster. For further details and application forms please visit the HR section of the Diocesan website www.northamptondiocese.org or contact Paula Wynn Tel: 01604 714840 or email: HR@northamptondiocese.com.   

RECRUITING CATHOLIC LEADERS:   Are you someone who could serve our children by teaching, working or volunteering in a Catholic school?  We are looking for Teachers, Leaders and Governors across the Diocese.  For details, talk to your parish priest or contact NORES on 01582 723312 or main@nores.org.uk Teaching vacancies will be advertised locally and on the NORES website.  If anyone does approach the parish, please pass on my contact details.                                   

TRAIDCRAFT NOVEMBER EXTRA:  To be held in the hall after both Masses on the weekend of 4/5 November.  We will have all the usual products on sale plus sultanas and raisins for Christmas baking, some Christmas gifts and homemade cakes, mincemeat and jam.  All profits will be sent to Traidcraft for their development work.  Every item you buy helps someone to work their way out of poverty. 

 QUIZ NIGHT AT ST. MARY’S, ASPLEY HILL SATURDAY 11 NOVEMBER

We are holding a Remembrance Day Quiz, in aid of our Tanzanian projects, in St. Mary’s Church Hall on Saturday 11 November from 7.30 pm.  Tickets will be available for sale on the weekends of 21 & 22 October and 4 & 5 November or by request.  There will be a FISH AND CHIP SUPPER, BUMPER RAFFLE and LICENSED BAR.  All proceeds go directly to the Upendo Children’s Home in Moshi and towards equipping the new Maternity Unit in Morogoro.  Tickets will cost £10.00 per person.  You can email me at marywilshin@onetel.com or telephone 01908 670059.  Please support this worthy cause.  It will be wonderful to see you.           

FOOD BANK ROTAS:  Volunteer drivers please pick up your new rotas from the table at the back of the church. It is advisable to collect the donations at Mass times when the church is open as it may be locked at other times when you wish to make a collection. Please leave donations in the Baptistery at the back of the Church. Low items are:  long life whole milk, tinned meat, tinned veg, tinned fish, tinned fruit, children’s cereal, spreads, biscuits, sugar, toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, shaving cream/gel, shampoo, deodorants, disposable razors).

 SHOE BOX TIME: If anyone is not familiar with our annual Christmas Gift collection for some of Europe’s most deprived youngsters, then please speak to Mick Fagan. Information on how to prepare a shoebox of gifts for children who have nothing, is available at the back of the Church alternatively, further information is available here.

RAY COOPER: Please remember Ray Cooper who died on 24th September aged 84 years

ONLINE FORM AVAILABLE FOR CHURCH GIVING: For more information about secure giving click here. To download a form click here  (Northampton Diocese website).

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